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 Brazilian & Irish Archives containing papers on Irish immigration
 
© 2008 Peter O´Neill (org.)

 

 

 

A number of original documents relating to Irish immigration from the 17th century can still be found in various Brazilian

archives, especially those in Rio. Details follow. Many of the documents are in a poor state of preservation mainly due

to Rio’s high levels of humidity, and the fact that they were usually written on paper that had a high level of acidity (pH)

that made the paper brittle and turned it brown over time.  Moreover, the type of ink used at the time had a high lead

(Pb) content, which oxidized over time, so where the author wrote the letters a, e and o, for example, a number of holes

have since appeared in the parchment papers.

 

27.04.98 – P. O´Neill donated a professional scanner to the National Archives (NA) of Brazil in Rio to mark its 160th

anniversary.  Funds were raised at two St. Patrick´s Day celebrations in Rio and São Paulo that year with a view to

restoring NA documents related to Irish immigration in 1825.  Six month later 300 documents from the 1825-1829

period were restored and microfilmed. The film was then donated to the National Archives of Ireland (Dublin) where

it can be consulted today (Index No. MFA 62).

 

 

Arquivo Nacional  (National Archive)

Sala de Consultas  (08h30 - 17h45)

Praça da República, 173

20211-350 Rio de Janeiro, RJ

t.  005521 2179-1273

 

Corpos de Tropas Estrangeiros: Lata 824 – Pacotes 1, 2 & 3

 

 

Arquivo Histórico do Itamaraty  (Foreign Affairs Ministry Historic Archive - Itamaraty)

Palácio Itamaraty

Rua Marechal Floriano, 196 - Biblioteca

20080-002 Rio de Janeiro, RJ

t. 005521 2253-5720 / 5730

 

Imigração 1824 – 1867:

Lata 253 – Past 1 – Maço 2.  Lata 284,3,3  Lata 216, 1,3

Lata 253 – Maco 2, Pasta 2, 111 Coleções Especais:

37 papers on the conscript of 3,000 Irish people,

signed by João Vieira de Carvalho, 30/08/1825

 

Assuntos Eclestiásticos

Lata 224 – Maco 1 1822 – 1842 / 1846

Rev. Douvan & Bispo da Irlanda – 19/01/1853

Pe. Patrício de Donovan, Pelotos RS  24/12/1852

 

 

Arquivo Histórico do Exército  (Brazilian Army Historic Archive)

Palácio Duque de Caxias  (Monday to Thursday, 13h30 - 16h00)

Praça Duque de Caxias, 25 - 6ª andar – Centro

20221-260 Rio de Janeiro, RJ

t.  005521 2519-5351

e. ahex@dep.ensino.eb.br

 

Livros 112,  146,  153

 

 

Instituto Histórica e Geográfico Brasileiro  (Brazilian Institute of History & Geography)

Av. Augusto Severo, 8a. andar

20021-040 Rio de Janeiro, RJ

t.  005521 2232-1312

f.  005521 2252-4433 

 

 

Colégio Brasileira de Genealogia  (Brazilian College of Genealogy)

(Mon. Tues. & Thurs.: 13h00 - 16h30 / Wed. Wed.: 09h30 - 13h00)

Av. Augusto Severo, 8 - 12º. andar - Glória

20021-040 Rio de Janeiro, RJ

t.. 005521 2224-9856

 

 

Arquivas da Marina  (Marine Archives)

(Monday to Friday, 09h00 - 11h30 & 13h30 - 16h00)

Praça Barão de Ladário s/n, Ilha das Cobras, Centro

Rio de Janeiro, RJ

t. 005521 2104-6723 / 2104-5487/ 2104-5488 / 2253-6883.

e. sdm30@sdm.mar.mil.br

 

 

Memorial do Imigrante

Governo do Estado de São Paulo - Secretaria de Estado de Cultura

Rua Visconde de Parnaíba, 1316 - Moóca (Estação do Metrô Bresser)

03164-300 São Paulo, SP

t. 005511 8479-2299 / 6692-1866 ramal 212

   Elisandra Gasparini, Pesquisadora de História Oral

f. 005511 6693-1446

e. elisandra@memorialdoimigrante.org.br

 

Material on Irish immigration donated by P O´Neill 12.06.08.  Books:

Ex-combatentes Irlandeses em Taperoá

Links between Brazil & Ireland - Library Index No. 325.2415 067L

 

 

Archivo Público do Estado de Bahia  (Public Archive of the State of Bahia)

Arquivo Público do Estado da Bahia

Salvador, BA

w. http://www.bahia.ba.gov.br/

 

Livro No. 2  (1830 - 1831); 

Livros, 678, 753/3 - p. 70, 753/3 - p. 6,  757/2, 1065, 1629, 1630.

Maço No. 737 - 1, 1187, 1452, 2615.

 

 

Fundação Biblioteca Nacional  (National Library Foundation)

Av. Rio Branco, 219 - Centro

20040-008 Rio de Janeiro, RJ

t. 005521 2262-8255

 

Index No.          Date                 Contents                                                     No. Documents

 

 

Seção de Manuscritos - 3rd. Floor

 

I – 3,4,25          8 June              Paris. Letter to José Carlos Rodrigues                           3

 

I – 28,28,37      15/03/1807        Conde de Linhares, Rodrigo de Souza Coutinho

 

                        21/10/1808        Project to establish an Irish colony in the Province          10

of Rio Grande 1807

 

C-757.27           1816                 Guilhermio Cotter requests a title                                     1

 

II – 34,30,30     1828                 Correspondence between José Manoel de Morais             9

and Bento Barrozo Pereira about diverse matters,

including details of street riots involving Irish mercenaries

 

II – 34,15,15     11/06/1828        To the Conde do Rio Pardo from Joze Ignacio da Silva.

The Emperor calls for the use of troops to quell an

Irish rebellion.                                                              8

 

II – 34,16,19     1828                 Report on an Irish rebellion 9-12 June 1828                    12

 

II – 34,15,55     03/03/1828        Transport of Irish colony members by ship to Bahia         1

 

II – 34,16,50      c.18/05/1928    Coll Carvalho                                                                34

 

II – 33,28,52     13/07/1829        About an Irish colony in Ilheus, Bahia                             1

 

II – 33.20.57                             Document of the Municipal Chamber of Valença

and other papers relating to Irish colonies from

7 August 1828 to 21 May 1829                                     12

 

1876                 Plan to build “The Rio de Janeiro and Nictheroy Tunnel Railway”

with an original drawing, presented by Irishman Hamilton Lindsay-

Bucknall to the Emperor and subsequently approved by Decree No.

6.138 of 04/03/1876 and published in the Gazeta Oficial.

 

Seção de Periódicos - 2nd floor

 

1827                 Diário Fluminense (Port Arrivals)

 

8.268,1             1828                 Anais da Camara dos Deputados

V,79,1,11                                 (original) Tomo (part) 1 - p. 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202     6

 

1 – 8,30,13        1863                 I. S. Tavares Belford, RJ

1 - 31,29,31                               José Joaquim Vieira Belford

1 – 46,12,21                              Belford, Antonio Roxo Rodrigues de Belford, Princípio

1 – 48, 38                                  Belford, José B. do

 

                                                Seção de Obras Raros - 3rd floor

 

PR-SOR 3279     1865-1884       The Anglo Brazilian Times  (on 2 rolls of microfilm, in English)

(1-2)                                          Irish Editor: William Scully

Roll 1                  09/10/1866      To the Clergy of Ireland

Roll 1                  23/03/1868      Our Incoming Country Men - Where and How to Settle

 

                                                 Seção de Obras Gerais - 2nd floor

 

VI-237,5,55          1971               Ex-combatentes Irlandeses em Taperoá

                                                 Ex-Irish Fighters in Taperoá (Bahia)

  By Fernando Lázaro de Barros Basto

 

 

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